Posted on 02-25-2014 08:36 PM
I have to prevent our MACS from writing to DVD drive or USB drive. Has anyone done this successfully in their environment? dont see much info about it other than changing the defaults for DVD write.
Posted on 02-25-2014 08:48 PM
remove the physical connection to the drives and disable remove-able media?
Posted on 02-25-2014 08:49 PM
We use a Configuration Profile
Under Options - add a payload for restrictions and check the boxes for the restrictions you need under the Media tab.
We successfully disable external mass storage, write to disk, etc...
Edit/Addition: I should mention that I can disable write to CD/DVD and still allow read, I can't get that granular with mass storage, it is all or nothing. It essentially stops it from mounting the disk. I am looking into a product by lumens ion for getting more granular, I'll report back with my findings.
Posted on 02-25-2014 08:58 PM
Posted on 02-25-2014 09:03 PM
Glad to help!
Posted on 07-16-2020 04:40 AM
by adding payload for restrictions / media tab, successfully block usb storage but after this we cannot open any dmg files for installation
Posted on 12-02-2020 12:24 AM
do we have any extension attribute to know the USB blocked status